Period
to 22 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 14 41 63
Rank change year-on-year +27 +22 +2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 121 46 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 14.27% 7.04% 3.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.21% 33.82% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 26 13
Essex median daily rate £500 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £375 £142 £355
90th Percentile £613 £563 £525
East of England median daily rate £475 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +35.71% - -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Essex median hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
10th Percentile £42.50 - £20.85
90th Percentile £47.50 - £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £17.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +140.00% -61.11% +12.50%

SC Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Essex
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 251 136 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 29.60% 20.83% 26.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 71 158
Essex median daily rate £475 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +25.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £316 £193 £213
90th Percentile £613 £625 £520
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 26
Essex median hourly rate £14.50 £38.26 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.10% +10.90% -19.77%
10th Percentile £12.37 £38.26 £15.75
90th Percentile £22.50 £38.26 £40.88
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -50.00% +47.37%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Essex

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Essex

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Essex over the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Essex

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Essex

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Essex region over the 6 months to 22 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea +16 37 £454 +240.47% 2
Harlow +1 32 £450 - 8
Basildon +8 1 £403 +215.69% 1
SC Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 121 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 38 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (25.62%) Linux
4 28 (23.14%) Oracle
5 27 (22.31%) DevOps
6 24 (19.83%) Scrum
7 23 (19.01%) Microsoft
8 20 (16.53%) JIRA
8 20 (16.53%) Confluence
9 18 (14.88%) Java
9 18 (14.88%) SQL
10 16 (13.22%) Pentaho
10 16 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
11 15 (12.40%) Microsoft Office
12 14 (11.57%) Unix
12 14 (11.57%) IBM
12 14 (11.57%) Ansible
12 14 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (10.74%) ETL
13 13 (10.74%) Migration
13 13 (10.74%) Test Automation
14 12 (9.92%) Degree
14 12 (9.92%) TDD
14 12 (9.92%) MySQL
14 12 (9.92%) Acceptance Criteria
14 12 (9.92%) User Stories
15 11 (9.09%) Oracle Database
15 11 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
15 11 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
16 10 (8.26%) Git (software)

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (16.53%) Confluence
2 10 (8.26%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.61%) Skype for Business
3 8 (6.61%) WebSphere
4 7 (5.79%) WildFly
5 4 (3.31%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.65%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.65%) SAS
8 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (12.40%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (7.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (3.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.31%) GitHub
4 3 (2.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.65%) PaaS
6 1 (0.83%) Office 365
6 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.61%) Skype
2 6 (4.96%) Internet
3 4 (3.31%) Network Security
4 3 (2.48%) Firewall
5 2 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.83%) BGP
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (0.83%) DMVPN
6 1 (0.83%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.83%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.83%) MPLS
6 1 (0.83%) OSPF
6 1 (0.83%) VoIP
6 1 (0.83%) VPN
6 1 (0.83%) VSAN
6 1 (0.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.22%) Pentaho
2 12 (9.92%) MySQL
3 11 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.96%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (4.13%) Impala
5 5 (4.13%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.13%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.31%) BODI
6 4 (3.31%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (3.31%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.48%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.65%) IDMS
8 2 (1.65%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.65%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.83%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.83%) HBase
9 1 (0.83%) Ingres
9 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (16.53%) JIRA
2 10 (8.26%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.79%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.13%) JMeter
4 5 (4.13%) LoadRunner
4 5 (4.13%) Selenium
4 5 (4.13%) SoapUI
5 4 (3.31%) Bitbucket
5 4 (3.31%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (3.31%) Robot Framework
6 3 (2.48%) LabVIEW
6 3 (2.48%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.65%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.65%) JIRA Agile
General
1 6 (4.96%) Finance
2 4 (3.31%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.65%) Publishing
4 1 (0.83%) Military
4 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 24 (19.83%) Developer
2 17 (14.05%) Architect
3 10 (8.26%) Java Developer
4 9 (7.44%) Consultant
5 8 (6.61%) Analyst
5 8 (6.61%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (5.79%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.13%) Azure Architect
7 5 (4.13%) ETL Developer
8 4 (3.31%) DevOps Developer
8 4 (3.31%) Network Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Oracle Architect
8 4 (3.31%) Pentaho Developer
8 4 (3.31%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 4 (3.31%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
8 4 (3.31%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (3.31%) Test Analyst
9 3 (2.48%) Administrator
9 3 (2.48%) Service Manager
9 3 (2.48%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.26%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (7.44%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (4.13%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (3.31%) Middleware
4 4 (3.31%) Spring
4 4 (3.31%) Spring Boot
5 3 (2.48%) CSS
5 3 (2.48%) CSS3
5 3 (2.48%) HTML
5 3 (2.48%) HTML5
5 3 (2.48%) RESTful
5 3 (2.48%) Sensu
6 2 (1.65%) Node.js
7 1 (0.83%) .NET
7 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.83%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.13%) Client/Server
2 4 (3.31%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.48%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.48%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.65%) PKI
4 2 (1.65%) PMI
5 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.83%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.83%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (25.62%) Linux
2 14 (11.57%) Unix
3 10 (8.26%) Solaris
4 8 (6.61%) Windows
5 4 (3.31%) AIX
6 2 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.65%) VME
6 2 (1.65%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (22.31%) DevOps
3 24 (19.83%) Scrum
4 14 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (10.74%) ETL
5 13 (10.74%) Migration
5 13 (10.74%) Test Automation
6 12 (9.92%) Acceptance Criteria
6 12 (9.92%) TDD
6 12 (9.92%) User Stories
7 10 (8.26%) Data Engineering
7 10 (8.26%) Mentoring
7 10 (8.26%) PRINCE2
7 10 (8.26%) Risk Management
7 10 (8.26%) Test Scripting
8 9 (7.44%) BDD
8 9 (7.44%) Open Source
8 9 (7.44%) Project Management
8 9 (7.44%) Software Delivery
9 8 (6.61%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.88%) Java
1 18 (14.88%) SQL
2 7 (5.79%) C
2 7 (5.79%) Shell Script
3 5 (4.13%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.13%) Ruby
4 3 (2.48%) Clojure
4 3 (2.48%) Erlang
4 3 (2.48%) F#
4 3 (2.48%) Groovy
4 3 (2.48%) Haskell
4 3 (2.48%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.48%) Python
4 3 (2.48%) Scala
5 2 (1.65%) COBOL
6 1 (0.83%) C#
6 1 (0.83%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 121 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.92%) Degree
3 8 (6.61%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.13%) ISEB
4 5 (4.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.31%) PMP
6 3 (2.48%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.65%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.65%) CCNA
7 2 (1.65%) CISSP
7 2 (1.65%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (1.65%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.83%) CCIE
8 1 (0.83%) CCNP
8 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.83%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.83%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.44%) QA
2 6 (4.96%) Data Quality
2 6 (4.96%) PMO
3 2 (1.65%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.83%) GDPR
4 1 (0.83%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (6.61%) Docker
2 7 (5.79%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.83%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (11.57%) Ansible
2 7 (5.79%) Terraform
3 6 (4.96%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.96%) Puppet
4 3 (2.48%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (2.48%) Kibana
4 3 (2.48%) logstash
5 2 (1.65%) QRadar
6 1 (0.83%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.83%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.83%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.83%) SCCM
6 1 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 28 (23.14%) Oracle
2 23 (19.01%) Microsoft
3 14 (11.57%) IBM
4 10 (8.26%) VMware
5 4 (3.31%) AppDynamics
5 4 (3.31%) Cisco
6 3 (2.48%) EMC
6 3 (2.48%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.65%) Juniper
7 2 (1.65%) Lotus
7 2 (1.65%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.83%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.83%) Forcepoint
8 1 (0.83%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.83%) HP
8 1 (0.83%) Informatica
8 1 (0.83%) Intel
8 1 (0.83%) Rapid7
8 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.83%) Symantec